abe.®cote tough epoxy paint is a protective, decorative and oil resistant coating for cementitious, masonry and asphaltic surfaces:
- Cold rooms.
- Shopping areas.
- Factories & warehouses.
- Parking facilities i.e. garages.
- Dairies and milking parlours.
- May be applied to damp surfaces – not saturated.
- Easily over coated at any time for maintenance – economical.
- Tough, protective and decorative coating for walls and floors.
- Oil resistant, petrol resistant and chemical resistance: 40% caustic soda, 5% lactic acid, 5% acetic acid, vegetable and animal fats. Not recommended for continuous conditions.
- Maximum service temperature: 60 ºC.
- Internal use only if not top coated with abe.®cote clear polyurethane or abe.®cote tough polyurethane.
- Easy to apply by roller, excellent coverage.
- VOC (g/l) = 5.372
Concrete surfaces must be clean and mechanically sound and free of laitance, nibs, dust, grease and oil. Wet abrasive or water blasting is the preferred method of surface preparation. Moisture content tests must be conducted prior to application of the priming system. Maximum moisture content should be between 4 – 5% (e.g. Protimeter Survey Master or equivalent). Any holes should be filled with an adequate mortar.
Bonding / Priming
abe.®cote tough epoxy paint is self priming. The first coat should be diluted with up to 10 – 15% clean water and pre dampen the surface to obviate suction.
Pre-stir base and activator. Add the entire base to the activator and stir for at least 5 minutes using a flat paddle. It has been found that mechanical mixing gives better dispersion than manual mixing. A suitable mixing method would be a slowspeed electric drill (approximately 200 r/min) fitted with a paddle. Mixing ratio 1:1 by volume.
8 – 10 m2/L on smooth surface. (Minimum two coats).
Mixed abe.®cote tough epoxy paint may be applied to the dampened substrate by water pre-moistened brush or roller. Ideally any first coat should be applied by brush. As soon as a coat is touch dry, a subsequent coat may be applied.
Unless the treatment is required to provide chemical resistance, an additional two coats over and above the first primer coat is normally sufficient.
Chemical resistant work or floors always requires three coats. Drying time will depend upon temperature, humidity and ventilation. If working indoors or in confined spaces, ensure adequate ventilation. Outdoors, the wet film is liable to wash off in rain or be damaged by frost.
abe.®cote tough epoxy paint may be overcoated at any time. Ensure that the surface is clean and free of contamination and chalking. Overcoating, without intercoat adhesion problems, may be carried out with abe.®cote tough epoxy paint itself or solvent-borne or solvent-free epoxies or other compatible coatings.
Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.
Protection / Maintenance on Completion
Protect against traffic and spillage until cured. Most epoxies chalk and degrade in extensive sunlight.
Available in 5 litre (two part).
Handling & Storage
Shelf life of 24 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions. Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging.
To avoid colour variations, it is advisable to use product from the same batch. So order enough product to complete the job.
Health & Safety
Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.